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Braves bats explode against Arizona
Atlanta snaps four-game road losing streak with 10-6 victory
Atlanta Braves’ Jordan Schafer high fives teammates’ Kelly Johnson (2) and Jeff Francoeur (7) after scoring on a throwing error by Arizona Diamondbacks’ Gerardo Parra during the second inning on Friday in Phoenix. - photo by Matt York

Braves vs. Arizona

When: 4:10 p.m. today

Where: Phoenix

Pitchers: Javier Vazquez (4-4, 3.80 ERA); Doug Davis (2-6, 3.77)

TV, radio: FOX: 102.9 FM

Tickets:, 404-577-9100

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PHOENIX — Yunel Escobar hit a three-run homer, Jair Jurrjens doubled home two runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-6 on Friday night, snapping a four-game losing streak.

Escobar's shot off Jon Garland (4-4) capped a five-run third inning and gave the Braves what looked like a comfortable 10-1 lead.

But Arizona pulled to 10-5 two innings later, chasing Jurrjens (5-2) after five innings. He allowed a season-high five runs on eight hits, walking one and striking out five.

Five Atlanta relievers limited the Diamondbacks to one run the rest of the way.

Chad Tracy had three hits, including a homer, and drove in four runs for the Diamondbacks, who fell to 3-8 at home under new manager A.J. Hinch.

Eight Braves had hits before Arizona's pitcher batted in the third - and by then Garland was gone.

The Braves had scored a total of seven runs in their four-game losing streak. They passed that with two out in the third.

Atlanta scored four in the second inning, with Jurrjens doubling in two runs, Jeff Francoeur singling in a run and another run scoring on a throwing error by left fielder Gerardo Parra.

The Braves made it 9-0 in the third on Kelly Johnson's two-run single, and Escobar's three-run homer on the last of 78 pitches thrown by Garland. Escobar returned to the lineup after missing six games because of a strained right hip flexor.

Garland gave up nine runs, eight earned, and nine hits and three walks in 2 2-3 innings. He has allowed at least seven earned runs four times in 12 starts dating to last season.

The Diamondbacks whittled the deficit to 10-4 on Tracy's three-run homer in the fourth, then drew to 10-5 on Parra's RBI single in the fifth.

Parra singled home another run in the seventh, cutting Atlanta's lead to 10-6.

Notes: The Diamondbacks-Braves game rained out May 17 game has been rescheduled for Aug. 17 in Atlanta. For Arizona, the game will be at the front end of a scheduled nine-game trip to Philadelphia, Houston and San Francisco. ... Arizona LHP Daniel Schlereth pitched a 1-2-3 sixth inning as he made his major league debut less than a year after the club drafted him in the first round. ... Arizona 2B Felipe Lopez missed his sixth straight game with a hamstring injury, but Hinch said the club isn't thinking of putting him on the disabled list.

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